How You Can Help


Are you looking for a fulfilling way to serve your community?  The Carlton County Children and Family Services Collaborative has a number of opportunities you may be interested in:

Restorative Justice
Volunteers are the backbone of this program.  If you are interested in helping at-risk youth improve themselves and strive to make your community a safer place to live, this is the opportunity for you.

Your role will be as a participant on a Sentencing Circle.  This is a process that replaces the formal court sentencing process.  It allows volunteers like you to create a sentence while supporting the offender and the victim of crime.

To learn more about how to become a volunteer, contact Paul Mickelson at

Early Childhood Programs
To learn more about how you can support our Early Childhood programs through volunteering, please contact Tess at

Operation Community Connect- “Because Our Community Cares”
Help those in our community by working at this ONE DAY event held annually in the Fall, at the Cloquet Armory.  Volunteers are needed for everything from childcare to meals to donation distribution.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, please contact Donna LeKander at

To learn more about Operation Community Connect, please see more information under our Community Wellness tab.


Financial Donations

Monetary donations are always accepted to offset the cost of our community program.  Please be sure to mark your donation with the name of the program you’d like it to go to.

Donations can be dropped off at the Carlton County Collaborative offices located at:

14 N. 11th Street
PO Box 660
Cloquet, MN 55720

Donations are currently being accepted for the following programs:

CHILD Network/Early Childhood Programs
Operation Community Connect
Restorative Justice
Young Parents
Suicide Prevention 

Wish List

Current items on the Carlton County Children and Family Services Collaborative wish list include:

Operation Community Connect

  • Personal hygiene products (new)
  • Diapers
  • Outerwear including hats, mittens, winter coats, snow pants, boots, and socks (very gently used, new preferred)
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Gas and gift cards
  • Assessment and school supplies
  • File Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils/Pens
  • “Thank You” gifts for volunteers
  • New or gently used toys and books

Restorative Justice

  • Circle Keeper Tote Materials

These can be dropped off at Carlton County Public Health & Human Services:

14 N 11th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720